Phones at the dinner table. We are all guilty; whether it be for that crucial Instagram post, emails we have to respond to, or even just the tugging nag that we HAVE to check our phones at right this VERY minute. No matter how romantic, no dulcet music or flickering candlelight can hide the glare of a dozen phone screens. So, in the spirit of romance, this Valentine’s Day, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill at the Savoy is asking guests to relinquish their phones, encouraging couples to enjoy each other’s undivided attention.
Upon arrival at the restaurant, diners will be asked to hand over their phones at the reception desk, where they will be placed in individual pouches and kept safely out of reach (and temptation) for the rest of the evening. With views of the River Thames and a dazzling seafood menu, Kaspar’s is the perfect place to spend a romantic (phoneless) evening. Valentine’s diners can choose from Executive Chef Holger Jackisch’s special menu of fresh, smoked and cured fish, scallops, rock oysters and lobster, perfectly matched with The Savoy’s impressive selection of Champagnes and wines. For those sweet talkers among us, sweet treats are in abundance, with decadent desserts and an extraordinary cheese selection to keep the conversation flowing.
Following a dinner full of lingering looks, tender moments, and scintillating conversation, guests will be reunited with their phones. But no fear for those who can’t bear to go through a meal without taking a selfie, there will be a photographer on hand to take the perfect loved-up shot. Better phoneless than a date that’s swiping through Tinder is what we say.
Kaspars will be a phone free zone on Valentine’s Day